'Security measures needed to be strengthened': Province orders RCMP detail for Premier Moe
Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:57AM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:49AM CST
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe speaks during a meeting of Canada's premiers in Saskatoon, Sask. Wednesday, July 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
SASKATOON -- A new security detail has been ordered for Premier Scott Moe.
Beginning this year, the premier of Saskatchewan has been assigned a small security detail provided by the RCMP.
According to the province, the decision to have a security detail with Scott Moe came after "an evaluation of ongoing risks, where it was determined that security measures in place for the premier of Saskatchewan needed to be strengthened," said Moe's press secretary Jim Billington. He added "a small protective detail was necessary for the security of the premier."
Billington said because of the sensitive nature of the security detail, no further information is being made available. However, Billington insists this kind of security details is not uncommon across Canada.
"This small protective detail is similar to security measures in place for a majority of Canada's provincial premiers."